Day: July 7, 2006

Surprise!

John Yoo — former Bush Administration official, author of the infamous “torture memo” and pusher of the “unitary executive” idea that would essentially grant the president unlimited and extraconstitutional powers — doesn’t much care for the Supreme Court’s recent Hamdan…

Schadenfreudelicious

Plagiarizin’ Annie seems to be getting a lot of attention. Just not the kind she usually seeks. Barrie, whose analysis of Coulter’s work was first reported by the New York Post on Sunday, has recently been contacted by the Today…

The Stem Cell Moral Dilemma

One man says that it’s not a dilemma at all — or shouldn’t be. And I agree with him. But I think he underestimates the so-called “right to life” movement. His argument is that most of the embryos used for…

I *Heart* Dear Margo

You all know my feelings about Slate’s new Prudie. But contrary to rumors that the old Prudie died, she is in fact alive and well — and writing an advice column called Dear Margo. Slate readers, here’s what you’re missing:

Friday Random Ten

The “I can’t wait till Sunday when gli azzurri kick some brie-eating* ass” edition. Also, there are two shirtless Greek men standing outside of my window. Woah. 1. Mogwai – Ratts of the Capital 2. Leonard Cohen – Closing Time…

Crazy Conservative Round-Up

I don’t know why I’m feeling so inclined to spend my entire day on conservative websites (and non-conservative websites discussing conservatives), but I guess I woke up feeling a little masochistic this morning. Here are some highlights:

Coming Soon: New Ani Album

Righteous Babe Ani Difranco speaks to Alternet’s Deanna Zandt (another righteous babe, if I do say so myself). Check it out, it’s a fantastic interview. And I cannot wait to get back to the U.S. so I can pick up…

Remembering 7/7

One year ago today, 52 people were killed by terrorist attacks in London. Timothy Garton Ash has a very good op/ed about the different responses to terrorism between the United States and England: On the first anniversary of the July…

New York Disappoints

And I had such high hopes. Nowhere did gay marriage seem like a natural fit more than New York, where the Stonewall uprising of 1969 provided inspiration for the gay rights movement and where a history of spirited progressivism had…